Plastics Industry in Costa Rica

Exports promotion agency Procomer unveiled a study of the plastics industry in the country, focused on business linking opportunities in Costa Rica and abroad.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The study was based on surveys to 52 companies operating in this industry, and some of the findings include that 78% of the sector is made up by small and medium companies, which require industrial and administrative technology to develop attractive permanent deals.

The document also details the competitiveness level of each company and provides a general outlook of the industry, covering marketing, productive and investment capacity, infrastructure, IT, R&D and environmental management.

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